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Old 09-20-2018, 08:27 AM   #1
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Has anyone built one of these for rally use? Thinking about pulling the trigger on one......
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Old 09-29-2018, 11:02 AM   #2
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I believe I have seen few, of course with some modifications...
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Old 10-05-2018, 08:51 AM   #3
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I have the jimny version that I Locke the diffs on for crawling . But I want to unlock them and put the Suzuki Swift body on it for rally
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Old 10-05-2018, 02:36 PM   #4
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I have the jimny version that I Locke the diffs on for crawling . But I want to unlock them and put the Suzuki Swift body on it for rally
Is it a fun build? Love the look of the Beetle Rally. Don't think I'll go crazy with power I'll probably use the stock Tamiya motor and the ESC it comes with. First thing I'll get is better shocks.
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Old 10-06-2018, 08:29 AM   #5
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I started with a Jimny, then converted it to on road. It's much more at home on pavement imo. Imagine the Beetle rally would be a blast. Pavement and light gravel only though, there's not a ton of ground clearance.


It's like a short TL01 with reversed rear gearbox and a Tamiya mini suspension grafted on.
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Old 10-06-2018, 08:32 AM   #6
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Can it handle brushless? I've got an old Tekin Redline 13.5.....
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Old 10-09-2018, 07:39 PM   #7
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I had mine setup for crawling and it did well for what it was but the 55 turn motor would be smokin in 30 minutes trying to spin rc4wd 1.55 mtz’s. I had to take those tires off because the motor burnt my son when he picked it up.
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Old 10-09-2018, 09:55 PM   #8
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Can it handle brushless? I've got an old Tekin Redline 13.5.....
Should be no problem. It has big wide gears that can hold up to a 1/10 scale buggy. Way overkill for a mini
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Old 06-18-2020, 12:26 PM   #9
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What shocks? The kit comes with friction shocks and Iím not seeing any hop ups that I can buy in USA. Is there a Tamiya shock that fits?


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Old 06-19-2020, 07:27 AM   #10
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Tamiya CVA super mini shocks. There's a set for the TT02 that fits perfectly and is a bit cheaper for some reason than the standard super mini pack. Horizon has them in stock.
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Tamiya CVA super mini shocks. There's a set for the TT02 that fits perfectly and is a bit cheaper for some reason than the standard super mini pack. Horizon has them in stock.

Thanks man. Funny I just bought a set of those for a TT02 Iím getting ready to build. Thanks for the info.


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